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Fortunately by Remy Charlip

Fortunately (original 1964; edition 2010)

by Remy Charlip, Remy Charlip (Illustrator)

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Authors:Remy Charlip
Other authors:Remy Charlip (Illustrator)
Info:Perfection Learning (2010), Hardcover
Collections:TED 255
Tags:Party, airplane, explode, parachute, early birthday, fortunately, unfortunately, picture book, cause and effect

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Fortunately by Remy Charlip (1964)



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Remy Charlip was a choreographer, dancer, poet, artist and children's book author. He's also one of my favorite authors of children's books.

His books are surreal and playful. Fortunately builds on a series of events much like The House the Jack Built nursery rhyme. Each new event poses a new problem that requires a solution. The problem comes with "unfortunately" and the solution is provided with "fortunately."

The basic story follow's Ned's travels from New York to Florida to attend a party he has been invited to. On the way he has a number of misfortunes, each one more surreal than the previous. And yet all these apparently random events do help Ned reach his goal. ( )
  pussreboots | Aug 15, 2014 |
Fortunately is about a boy named Ned whose luck goes from good to bad to good and so on.

I liked this book because it shows that with every bad thing, there is a good thing to follow.

The ages/grade levels I would use this book for are 5-8/1st grade-3rd grade.
  awanalex | Dec 10, 2013 |
This book is about a little boy who has reoccurring bad luck followed by a bit of good luck. I enjoyed this book because it was entertaining to read and predictable, but not so much that it got boring. This book would be great in my classroom and is appropriate for grades 1-3.
  P.Vermeland | Dec 10, 2013 |
This book is about a boy where something bad happens to him but for each bad thing that happens, something good does too. I like this book because it uses the word fortunately is a way children can learn the meaning. This book would be appropriate for ages 4-7.
  jcpenny0 | Dec 9, 2013 |
This is a book about fortunate and unfortunate. It talks about a boy who encounter a series of bad things, but finally he fortunately got saved. It is a predictable book which uses the pattern of fortunately and unfortunately and some repetition.
  ying-sun | Dec 4, 2013 |
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This book is dedicated to Ned and Claude and the Paper Bag Players
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Fortunately one day, Ned got a letter that said, "Please Come to a Surprise Party."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0689716605, Paperback)

Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise party.

Unfortunately, the party was a thousand miles away.

Fortunately, a friend loaned Ned an airplane.

Unfortunately, the motor exploded.

Fortunately, there was a parachute in the airplane.

Unfortunately, there was a hole in the parachute.

What else could go wrong as Ned tries to get to the party? Readers will cheer as Ned's luck turns from good to bad to good again, while clever illustrations tell the story of his wacky adventure and narrow escapes.

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Good and bad luck accompany Ned from New York to Florida on his way to a surprise party.

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